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will ever know. i want to thank my own family. my wife, michelle was here with us until 2:00 in the morning, my parents, my brothers, of course. all of these people have been with me since 1999, when i first ran my cpaign for theity couil seat, when we walked up and down georgia avenue, where we are today. you cat thank your family enough in campaigns. they are not only the rock that keeps you going, but fill in the gaps on the campaign trail. thank all who have helped me in the campaigns. behind me are the current coordinators for fenty 2010. they are exactly what i have always had in campaigns, people who love washington, d.c., and understand that the way to make your city better is through public service, and not afraid to work extremely hard hours for almost no pay. f those who who have worked for me in campaigns, iill never be able to thank a of you. thank all the employees of the d.c. government, iingly be in city government for 106 more days, we have the hardest working, most competent government employees anywhere in the country. i saw it as a city council member, so enthusiastic to
to the voters. especially those people who may not have voted for us. going across the city, we'll probably do a series of town hall meetings. >> i believe in civic participation. i believe in giving back to the community. certainly, not in big highly public role but in a way that can help my community, help the government, help out people who need a helping hand. >> gray announced a new website to disseminate information and to solicit ideas. the address is www.buildonecity.com. >>> noouz news4's tracee wilkins talked to voters about gray becoming the new mayor of the district. >> reporter: he has won more than half the city's vote beating out mayor adrian fenty four years after fenty won in every district. despite our differences, i know well that adrian fen shares our commitment to this city. so please join me in applauding and thanking him for his record of service to the people of the dtrict of columbia. >> reporter: fenty, the youngest mayor in d.c. history, started getting resistance from voters oriole in his campaign with many claiming the mayor had become aloof, disconnected. in some
, some crime like that taking place he. >> reporter: police say this man used the internet to befriend a woman whom he later held captive and victimized. >> the person may seem like a nic person on the other end of the phone. if you don't know them, you have to assume that foul play could be involved. >> reporter: accoing to the sheriff, this go back to june. that's when they stay suspect john swan evanset the victim on the dating website eharmony.com. july, they say, he lured her to his house here in south riding. and health her against her will. and sexually assaulted her here. there is fear there could be more vicms. >> in a situation like this, the same as someone has been scammed them don't want the embarrassment of someone being scammedo they don't say anything. that'sow these perpetrators continuing. if anybody is fwam this person, we would lake to hear from them. >> reporter: some advice fom the sheriff. when you go to meet someone for the first time, don't do it at their place or your place. do it in a public place. it's mu safer there. i'm pat collins, news4, loudoun county.
hours we have had high pressure giving us clear sky. plenty of sunshine with highs reaching low 80s, low humidity. increasing clouds on thursday. a shower after sunset thursday evening. drying out by friday afternoon. details on that in just a few minutes. >>> tom, good morning. as we get under way, wre doing pretty well along the 95 corridor as you head north from stafford to the capital belays. both directions, no really hangups. and travel lanes are open. bay bridge, overnight road work at th bay bridge and then an accident after that which forced authorities to shut down the bay bridge for a while. everything has been cleared up. the accident is go. looks like construction should be out by 5:00. weep keep you updated. >> okay, jerry, thanks. >>> this morning marks a new era in the district. the city will have a new mayor. gray defeated fenty in the primary. gray will be speaking later today. tracy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it turns out the polls were right. it looks like vcent gray has won the nomination for the democratic party to be the next mayor of washington, d.c
wednesday, near 80. area of low pressure will give us a small chance of a passing shower thursday night. perhaps into friday morning. weave to dry out a bit with highs near 80. now let's check traffic on this tuesday morning. jerry, how is it looking? >> looking good this morning so far. capital beltway, inner loop and outer loop, top side from american league to bridge doi fine. south side, no woies. getting from an trues air force base to alexandria to i-95 moving along nicely. speaking of the wilson bridge, here's the outer loop, the inner loop. again, moving along with the travel lanes open. >> thank you, jerry. >> today could decide who the next mayor of the district will be. voters will heado the polls in about two hours. fenty is vying for second term but he is facing challenge from vincent gray whoeads in most preelection polls. may dpan mcgrath is live in northwest washington, one of the main polling stations today. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning. just hours to go. two hours to be exact before the polls open this morning. and this has been an interesting and som
the defense secretary robert gates is in iraq meeting with u.s. troops as they formally end their combat mission there. gates's plan touched down hours after president obama told americans it was time to turn the page on iraq. fewer than 50 nourks troops rema remain. president obama did not declare victory in iraq but did say the u.s. gave the iraqi people a chance to shape their future. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: now with the military operation in iraq over, president obama says our next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with dwcombat troo out of iraq, he announced a new mission. >> restore our economy and put the millions of americans back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits of financing a decade of war with borrowed money. his focus now, jobs and afghanistan. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests nor the afghan peoples. >> reporter: republicans criticize the president for opposing the bush surge that turned it around in iraq. >> some leaders who fought tooth and nail to
into what caused it. now the latest on this. >> the use of this fire remains under investigation. while there's been lots of speculation about what caused it go we're still awaiting word from investigators about what caused the fire. meanwhile, what is known is that a lot of homes, a lot of lives have been disrupted by this. and there is an outpouring of support moral and otherwise for those lives were changed. across the street, vinyl siding and a cable box melted from the extreme heat. it started in about 3:00 p.m. thursday. smoke could be sen for miles. concern for flooding flames will will for block. >> they did move us a block up the road. we just live right up the street and debris was flying into our yard. >> reporter: there was a challenge for firefighters. the home were close together. >> access was somewhat limited. and our fire an rat us is rather large, trying to place that in a most advantageous situation. >> reporter: the fire was eventually put down. the aftermath proved too much for one homeowner. >> just to maybe -- terrible. >> when they were building them, i said thes
away were affected. >> at one point, they did move us a block up the road. and we just live up the street and debris from here was flying into our yard. >> reporter: for some folk who live in the communicate, they fear with so many homes so close together, one neighbor's fate could quickly become that of a neighborhood. >> when they were building them, i said with these, they're just too cse together. i was afraid something like this might happen. >> reporter: some decided to pass on this community altogether. the houses were st too close for comfort. >> i really like the housing over here and i like the area. but my husband will me, he said no, angel, the houses is o close together. >> reporter: sprinklers that reinforce exterior fire wall were not present in these homes. they're not required here. >> these hous were built exactly according to co at the time that they were built. >> reporter: as for the monetary cost, first there was no life lost. several pets did perish in the fires, however. the three house that's were destroyed and the contents have been valueat about $600,
just ahead. first, a quick peek at our forecast. kim martucci joins us now. finally we have a wet half to the weekend. >> we do. we needed this rain. we have been talking a six-inch plus rain fef sit. something is better than nothing. it should be out of here in time for tailgating and the game later number evening. we have 64 and at reagan international. the main band of rain coming through. it started through the overnight. a lot of tailgaters should be good as you get a head start over there. 64 is the temp. we'll take you to 73 with cloudy skies this afternoon. the drying trend is tee. >> all right. nats and redskins. >>> we are following a developing story out of baltimore. police issued an alert or an escaped inmate who could be in the washington area. paul palmer faked a medical emergency while being taken to jail. he is charged with attempted murder in a stabbing last month. he could be traveling with a woman in a silver kia spectra. if you know anything about this case you're urged to call 911. >>> after the release of an american hiker on saturday, a senior iranian prosecutor
a month ago and now h seems to be doing it within a matter of days. that concerns us. >> reporter: in each case the robber brandishes a knife, grabs cash from the register, and runs away. >> establishments seem to be centered around route 28. so anyone who shops or does business on route 28, we ask you to keep your eyes and ears open. call us if you see anything unusual. >> reporter: so far no one has been injuredn any of these robberies but police are concerned that the suspect could become violent. if you have any information or recognize the person in the surveillan video, you're asked to call police in loudoun or fairfax county. in ashburn, darcy spencer, news 4. >>> after almost five months there appears to an end in sight with bp's blownout oil well. we're taking a look. crews are pumping in cement to seal the well from the bought a.m. and officials say that has hardened just fine. pressure and weight test is all that's needed to be sure it's permanently closed. an announcement is expected to come today. >> the picture from underwater hasn't always been perfect but it's been interes
manager attacked her. >> i found out that she was living on campaign donations, using them for rent anpersonal expenses while leaving her workers unpaid >> reporter: she found her only hard times actually made her understand voters' anger. >> a lot of people have said that we didn't win the general election. >> reporter: democratic officials are gleeful and called her an ultraright wing extremist. ironically, her supporters used an obama slogan. >> yes we can! >> reporter: a tight race too close to call. former state attorney general, the choice of both the republican establishment and sarah palin against a tea party endorsed conservative activist. on to new york, where the republican nominee for governor is another tea party conservative. real estate developer over the party favorite former favorite rick lazio. rangel beat back several challenges. >> i go back to washington stronger than i have ever been. >> reporter: and back here in delaware, democrats didn't have a primary fight for the senate seat, so chris cooms is the candidate. or donnell who's worked for nonprofit groups is
fenty to win the democratic primary in the d.c. mayor's race. good morning. thanks f joining us for news 4 today. >> good morning to you on this wednesday, the 15th of september 2010. live look outside. 67 degrees. let's see wther we will have a really nice day today. >> looks like it so far. tom is here with the forecast. >> sunrise still 50 minutes away. it's beginning later and later. and this morning we have chilly temperatures to talk about under the clear sky. 63 at national airport. mid-50s in prince george's. much of fairfax county. of of montgomery county. low 50s. loudon and frederick, as well as into northern virginia. weather watchers reportg only near 50. west of the blue ridge, a little bit warmer. winchester, 58. rural areas, only in the 40s to near 50. eastern shore, mid-50s under a clear sky. lots of sunshine as high pressure is moving in. highs reaching near 80. tomorrow, increasing clouds. blustery, southerly wind should warm us to the low to mid-80s. needed rain thursday night. dry friday into the weekend. how is your traffic now, jerry? >> certainly picking up volume
moing. and jumping jupiter is in the sky to join us today. if you see jupiter jumping, please give us a call. it will replace our lead story. >> bright spot in the western sky. a lot of people saying what is that? it better not b it is jupiter. our largest gas planet the solar system. it is certainly bright in the western sky. at this hour we have a clear skies. 64 in washington. just outside the beltway, it's only in the 50s in most locations. 40s in the mountains eastern shore. away from the waters. right ne the tidewater, 60s. thanks to another area of high pressure that's moved in and is in place will give us plenty of suhine today. but a mild afternoon. low humidity. highs reaching low 80s. increasing clouds. small chance of needed rain. drying out onthursday. if it does happen, we'll see a few clouds. sun back in the afternoon. low 80s. nice saturday after that. how ishe traffic? >> a bunch of overnight road work. over on the capital beltway, ince george's county, live picture around green belt. as you travel between i-95 and woodrow wilson bridge moving along slowly. lig to mo
is poed to be the next county executive of prince george's county. thank you for joining us for news 4 today. >>> goomorning to you. on this tuesday, the 14th of september. let's take a live look outside. still dark. going to be dark almost another hour or so. 65 degrees outside. no fog like we had yesterday. looks like a low lying band of fog. >> beautiful morning. good morning for this election day 2010 for this primary election day. many schools are closed in maryland. temperatures right now, near 60 across much of virginia. mid and upper 50s district of columbia, mid-60s right near the bay and atlantic beaches. radar scanning the sky. >>> well, the race for mayor of the district could be decided today. voters head to the polls t get the ballots in the mayoral democratic primary. mayor adrian fenty is locked in a heated battle with vincent gray. news 4's megan mcgrath is live at the bell multicultural high school where residents will begin voting in less than an hour now. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning. very quiet right now. in about an hour the doors open at all the
. first a quick check on our forecast. meteorologist chuck bell is in with us thismorning. already warm out there. >> very warm. it was hot yesterday. crazy hot. 99 degrees yesterday the hottest we've ever been so late in the year. it's not going to be -- >> ever? >> ever. we've never been that high this late in the season before. will not be that hot today but still going to be some ten to 15 degreesarmer than average. outside right now 75 degrees in town. mostly low 70s in many locations. there's a cold front heading in our direction. come here through the day. might kick off a sprinkle or two in the mountains. mperatures up close to 90 degrees for a time this afternoon before some cooler weather arrives for tomorrow. don't forget it's saturday, it's fall. send your college football request to chuck.bell@nbc.com. if you want your team represented you have to let me know who they are. >> i'm sure you'll get the emails. >>> we're following some breaking news this morning out of prince george's county right now where three people have been shot. the shooting happened in the 5,500 block o
nationwide and will lead us into an event ful general election season. we havell the results in the district and reaction as votes continue tocome in. >> everywhere but in the district, there are very few votes starting to come in. there are aut 3100 votes counted now. that's about 1% of the precincts reporting in this democratic primary for mayor in the district. >> and the delay in rults follows some delayed openings for 20 polling places in the city this morning. workers at those locations say they were given confusing directions about the voting machines. in some cases voters go paper ballots. the d.c. board of elections said anybody who properly cast a paper ballot had their vote counted. the vince gray group, though, tried to keep the polls open later, but they vetoed that request. >> vincent graham and his supporters are waiting to hear results. >> they're not just waiting. some of them are dancing behind me. there is a victory mood here but no declaration of victy yet. he went around the city rallying his voters. gray started late, well behind with campaign money and organization. bu
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